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ABA book helps lawyers establish and maintain a successful solo practice


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ABA book helps lawyers establish and maintain a successful solo practice

By Irma Romero

CHICAGO, June 3, 2014 – Newly revised and updated to meet the needs of today’s legal professional, a new release from the American Bar Association Law Practice Division, “Flying Solo, Fifth Edition: A Survival Guide for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer,”  is a comprehensive guide to establishing and maintaining a successful solo law practice.

The Fifth Edition of this ABA classic includes practical information gathered from a wide range of contributors, including successful solo practitioners, law firm consultants, state and local bar practice management advisers, and law school professors. Whether a lawyer is thinking of going solo, new to the solo life or a seasoned practitioner, “Flying Solo” provides time-tested answers to real-life questions. This book will help readers:

·         Make the decision to open their own law firm
·         Choose the right practice area(s)
·         Create a business plan and determine their fees
·         Leave their current firm — without burning bridges
·         Set up an office space
·         Work with traditional and alternative billing arrangements
·         Use technology to manage their finances
·         Develop and execute a marketing plan
·         Gain clients through social media
·         Plan strategically for the future

“Flying Solo” is edited by K. William Gibson, a full-time arbitrator and mediator in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of three editions of the best-selling “How to Build and Manage a Personal Injury Practice,” also published by the ABA Law Practice Division.

The ABA Law Practice Division (LP) is a professional membership organization providing resources for lawyers and other legal professionals in the core areas of the business of practicing law — marketing, management, technology and finance — through its award-winning magazine, webzines, educational CLE programs, website and publishing division. For more than 30 years, LP has established itself as a leader within the legal profession by producing ABA TECHSHOW, the world’s premier legal technology conference and expo, and through its publishing arm, which has more than 90 titles in print. 

Title:                            “Flying Solo, Fifth Edition: A Survival Guide for the Solo and Small Firm”
Publisher:                    “ABA Law Practice Division
Product Code:              5110760
Pages:                          321
ISBN:                            978-1-61438-814-2
Size:                             7 × 10
Price:                            $99.95
Orders:                         800-285-2221 or

Editor’s note: Editor interviews and review copies are available by sending an email to Lindsay Dawson at If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Lindsay Dawson, American Bar Association, Book Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

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